Despite courtship has been largely characterized from an ethological point of view, how the brain orchestrates this complex mechanism is completely unknown.
Dr Stefano Zucca
will try to find the answer thanks to his project, awarded with the
European Marie-Sklodovska Curie Postdoctoral fellowship
. Dr Zucca – with the support of prof. Serena Bovetti - aims at understanding
the brain integrates information from multiple sensory modalities, by using naturalistic and ethological fundamental behaviours, such as courtship and mate selection, and
in the brain the information coming from acoustic and olfactory courtship cues isintegrated.